In VGC, the Victorian Royal Naval Sword of Admiral Sir Henry Coey Kane KCB
With his initials “H C K” etched to the blade, the fact that this is a British Royal Navy “Flag Officer’s” sword is confirmed by the special sword knot and oak leaves banding to the scabbard’s brass fittings. You can read about Henry Coey Kane here. Quality maker “E.T. Thurkle, Soho, London” etched to ricasso / forte of blade.
The 31.5 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition (a couple of small light patina patches) and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt / guard with much / almost all gilt remaining is in very good condition. The white fishskin grip has a little wear and some grubby spots, nothing much; the associated twisted grip wire bindings are good. Original sword knot with wear / some fraying is a little aged and grubby but sound to good. The leather and gilt brass scabbard is very good; some loss of gilt, some minor scrapes to leather (top locket is loose; easily glued if required). The folding guard section of the guard works well and locates onto the scabbard’s retaining pin. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Well above average condition for a Victorian RN Admiral’s sword and the Flag officer identified! Investment bargain! £2000. Please quote item reference AH36. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1713-100x15x14 (1.677)